Sunday Stash #96 – Ostrich Leather & Bright Skies
I was walking to the supermarket this past week, and wouldn’t you know it, but a pop-up discount fabric shop has, well, popped-up right in my path of travel! Now when something like that happens, you can’t deny yourself a look-in, right? Upon inspection, the fabrics were mostly home decor and synthetics. While beautiful, there were none that I needed to buy a minimum metre cut of, especially when they were all on the pricier side. They weren’t over-priced, I just don’t need to put $30 / metre Sensuede in my quilts. However, after investigating the actual cost of Sensuede, I’m beginning to think I should!
As I was walking out the door though, I found a remnant basket full of goodies to the extreme! La la laaaaa! Gold! There was a whole basket dedicated to leathers, and upon pulling out this piece of faux ostrich leather in a luxurious burgundy, I couldn’t resist. It’s about a third of a metre, and it was $10: Wrap it up! I’ll take it! It’s sold! For now, I’m thinking a simple cushion, but I’d be intrigued to see if it can be patchworked with some Echino. Any of the Glitterati have experience with this type of thing? I’ve read up about leather needles, poly thread, and not to use pins, but if you have other suggestions feel free to share.
While you’re doing that, I want to tease you with some secret sewing that I will fully reveal this Wednesday, October 8. My great friend Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts is hosting her Bright Sky QAL and she asked me to be a part of it. I’ll give you the full glass of Vueve on Wednesday, but for now you need to know:
- You can make this quilt top in a day. Seriously. Or, over two nights, while sipping wine.
- This QAL has its own t-shirt. Say wha? That’s just one of the amazing prizes to be won.
- The pattern is on sale until Wednesday for $6.95. Forget McDonald’s, this is a true value meal!
Now, finally, I realised I never selected a winner of Down Under Quilts magazine featuring my On the Flip Side pattern. How forgetful of me! Let’s remedy that right now… RNG chose #19 which is Lisa R who thought my People Palette needed some Kona Latte. That sounds delish to me!